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Meeting The Needs

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Jennifer Drapeau

on 21 March 2015

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Meeting The Needs
Scenario #12
-Faheen is a 5 year old girl
-Born with a congenitally deformed leg
-Wears a prosthesis
-Family just moved to Toronto
-frequently away for appointments.
-Family is worried about Faheens social life due to frequent absences
What does congenitally deformed mean?
Existing and dated at birth
More about congenitally deformed
Potential causes may include
Developing curriculum to support Faheens social growth
upon arrival make sure the room is warm and welcoming to the family.

All activity's are focused on team building and done with groups.(Deiner, Dyck and Hardace, 1999)

Begin by making activity's in which no members of the class are at an advantage(no resentment or jealousy creating comfort for all in classroom)
I.e wheel barrel races
(if all the children are racing on their hands no one is at a higher advantage)
Agency's that can help
Variety Village
Variety village provides children and families who have a special needs child support with everything varying from all ability camps and programs as-well as support groups and councilling.
Variety village provides families with a community of well trained and experienced staff as-well as a chance to meet others who are dealing with similar situations.
*Price varies depending on program you would like to attend*
Faheen and her family
Artificial replacement of a body part or help the body part work better.
Limb Deformity
has 3 different levels:

congenital, developmental, or acquired

The most seen and known congenital deformities are shortened or abnormally shaped limbs.
Developmental deformities appear later in childhood.
First off congenitally deformed is a physical disability

Physical Disability
Any state of the body in which prevents normal body movement and level of control the person has over their body

During pregnancy mother may of .....
been exposed to drugs,or other chemicals and viruses that are very harmful
Took oral contraceptives like the pill
ingested Alcohol
Other possible causes

Common Types
Congenital Talipes Equinovarus also known as Club foot
Characteristics include
:The foot is twisted inward as-well as toes may be pointing downward.

Most common in males

: because of the abnormal tendons, ligaments and bones often times the structure of the body will be affected (i.e shape, size, position)
Talipes Equinovarus or Club foot has
possible treatments:

The Ponseti Method
Best at 1-2weeks of age
Procedure includes
:Re-positioning of the foot and casting.The casting continues for 5-7 days over a 6-8 week period.However tenotomy and or cutting of a tendon is needed for the correct heel placement. Finally to conclude the procedure a final cast is worn for 3 weeks then A brace is then worn for 3 months(Tidy, 2015)
Brace Definition
Bar with easy strap-on shoes)
Genu Varum also known as Bow legs
Characteristics may include
:The leg from the knee to the ankle bend outward

Blount's Disease
- Often
noticeable by the age of 2
-Meaning that the person has a Vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus deficiency (Medicinenet,2015)
Genu Varum or Bow legs possible treatments
most cases no treatment is necessary (Medicinenet,2015)

Blount's Disease possible treatments
a leg brace or surgery is needed to strengthen the leg.
Rickets possible treatment
Vitamin D and calcium will be prescribed as needed.
Supporting Faheen before arrival
Begin by informing class about prosthesis and what there function is.
Allow the class to ask questions and provide them with visual supports so they understand what their classmate will have.
Start by providing the class with experiences that allow them to truly understand what their new classmate feels and the challenges they may face.

For example
one leg races and putting on fake braces.(Morris, Schulz and Morris, 1989)
*Discuss with class ways we can help Faheen and make her feel comfortable*
Building Curriculum Continue
At the beginning of Faheens arriva
l allow her to discuss with the class her prosthesis or any other thing she would like to talk with the class about her condition.
Make it a group activity
Making it show and tell so the entire class can bring in something will make it a wonderful activity that all the children can share and communicate in to as-well as make Faheen feel part of the group and not pointed out or different.
Changing the room to provide safety and support.
Make room clean,organized and open
Everything is placed at child's level,if not pictures of higher or hidden objects are placed at the child's level so staff can support the child on getting object.
Floor is leveled
If unable to change un-leveled floors bright tape should be used to cover un-leveled areas to show children the change in height.
Sick Kids Hospital
Sick kids treats and supports children and families who have family members with disbailities.They provide sensitivity and coucilling sessions that provide the family with a better understanding of the disability.
Support is provided through therapies and support groups.Doctors provide workshops to teach parents how to use prosthesis and lessons on how to help the child
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